From the Publisher: Join the PPA in Washington

25 September 2007

Dear IGN Readers:

We'll soon reach the one-year anniversary of the enactment of the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act in the U.S. Congress. Clearly, the legislation has dealt a serious blow to the industry. However, there are signs that the landscape is shifting, with no less than four bills introduced in Congress earlier this year that are of a regulatory nature rather than prohibitory.

I'd like to make you aware of an event being organized by the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) that gives concerned U.S. residents a chance to be heard. It is a two-day policy conference, including a "Hill Day," with the PPA helping to set up meetings with various Congressmen to discuss the need for a regulatory approach to the industry.

The economic impact of this bill has been serious to a variety of people and companies related to this industry. You may be one who has lost revenue, had to lay off employees or had some other serious consequence as a result of the passage of the prohibition.

If you'd like to regain your political voice on this issue, consider participating in this policy conference. You, colleagues you may know in the United States or your former U.S. players may want to hear about and/or participate in this event. If so, contact the PPA, and they'll be pleased to help you register for the policy conference and set up key Congressional appointments.


Sue Schneider, Publisher
Interactive Gaming News

Mrs. Schneider is the founder of IGamingNews and former chief executive of River City Group. She now consults for Clarion Gaming and contributes regularly to IGamingNews.